'The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.' ~Vincent Van Gogh~

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Watercolor Roses

Hello Friends! 

Yesterday was such a wonderful day!  The weather was beautiful (but slightly chilly) outside as Spring is (still) trying to approach.  I probably should have been outside getting my gardens ready for planting, but I took the day to do some much needed chores. 

My studio had been in such disarray lately that I had a hard time concentrating when I was in there.  So after getting everything put away, cleaned and re-organized, I felt much better.

As I've shared in my last couple posts, I am experimenting with a new technique, wet on wet.  Seems like such a simple task in theory, but I think it actually takes more skill than realism painting.  It's much harder to control the paint and the water.  Anyway, I'm still experimenting with it. 

Yesterday afternoon, in my freshly cleaned studio, I started painting some roses.  Here is a glimpse of it in the early stages of the painting.  We'll see how it looks when I'm done! 

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring is Here!

Happy Spring Everyone!
Even though it's still snowing in places, it is the first day of spring.  Time for the flowers to bloom, birds to hatch, gardens to grow!!  I love spring!  I even peeked in my birdhouse yesterday to see if we had any residents... sure enough we do.
Now that my daffodils and tulips are blooming, I thought it a good time to do some inspired painting for the season, while I anxiously await the warmer weather.
I trying a new technique for my paintings, to loosen things up a bit.  I'm trying the wet in wet technique...  here is one of my recent paintings.  Still have a ways to go with the style, but it's always good to try something new.
Thanks for visiting.

Have a wonderfully creative day! 

Young and Wise

Galleries Showing my Art

  • Fine Art America
  • Riverview Art Gallery, Portsmouth, VA
  • Jester's Galler Shop, Suffolk, VA